|Quick Facts: Carpet Installers|
$36,090 per year
$17.35 per hour
|Less than high school|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|10% (About as fast as average)|
Carpet installers lay carpet in homes, offices, restaurants, and many other types of buildings.
Carpet installers spend a lot of time bending and kneeling. Although their work is not as dangerous as that of some other construction trades, carpet installers still experience a high rate of injuries and illnesses.
The vast majority of carpet installers learn their trade on the job.
The median annual wage of carpet installers was $36,090 in May 2010.
Employment of carpet installers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should improve in the coming decade as construction activity rebounds from the recent recession.
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